Construction Contracts and Law
Build a solid understanding of the legal landscape and laws affecting construction projects in Australia. Study ways to negotiate and manage contracts and get tips from industry case studies. Learn techniques to identify risks and resolve disputes.
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- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate how the critical elements of the Australian legal system are applied with particular reference to the construction industry
examine and explain concepts of the law of contract and tort to construction industry case studies
- evaluate alternative legal dispute resolution options on construction projects.
- Introduction, Terminology and Legal Searches
- Australian Law
- Acts Relating to Construction
- Introduction to Contracts
- The Essential Elements of a Contract
- Terms of a Contract
- Misrepresentation, Mistake, Undue Influence and Duress
- Termination of Remedies of Contract
- Negligence and Nuisance
- Property Law
- Tenders and Dispute Resolution
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as CME108 Construction Law.
This subject introduces students to sources of law affecting building projects including the judicial system, common law and statute law, contract law and torts and dispute resolution.
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- Report (20%)
- Case Study (35%)
- eTest (45%)
An Introduction to the Law of Contract, 9th ed.
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